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Two Americans become infected with HIV/AIDS every hour.
Are you next?
Condom usage. It saves lives.
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HIV is unlike any other disease.
.Many have been infected, many have died. Will you be another life?
Safe sex is great sex, better use a latex.
It could hurt anyone cause its after everyone. (I’m not sure)
Test and find a cure now.
Your not the only one infected continue your search for a cure. (not sure)
If you don’t fight for yourself
You are still alive.
Every life matters.
Aid your AIDS.
Hold on, stay strong, get help, and livelong.
Your not alone so stand up.
What does it hurt to heal?
Tell your partners.
YOUTH TOBACCO POETRIES
Tobacco Poetry 1
Tobacco, truth has been told
Tobacco, I’m snappin cigarettes
Tobacco has disrespected us, now it’s time to fight back
Tobacco, cigarettes are dangerous
Tobacco destroys our lungs, tobacco destroys our lives
So we can’t have any fun
Tobacco can’t you see
We already know that you killed me
Tobacco Poetry 2
Tobacco is wacko, it makes me sicko
Tobacco is harmful, it is very alarmful
Tobacco is bad, it makes people sad
Just to smoke a pack, which you will regret, and can’t take it back
So when you die, please say goodbye
So please, if you’re thinking about smoking, don’t
Tobacco Poetry 3
Tobacco, if you’re a teen, don’t smoke the jelly bean
Or you’ll become mean
It makes you want to scream in pain, it makes you go insane
So don’t smoke, or you’ll look like a dog
Face all wrinkly, breath all smelly
Teeth all yellowy
It’s gonna be deadly
Heart disease plays a part of the heart and the arteries/veins. It is also known has cardiovascular disease. The coronary arteries carry blood and oxygen to your heart. It is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries to your heart. Another way to call it is, hardening of the arteries. Because of the buildup of plaque the arteries gets narrow and it will cause the process of transfer blood to the heart to slow down or it can stop.
There are some risk factors that can’t be avoided due to gene or aging. The risk of heart disease increases while you age, but this process starts with fat deposits in the arteries and may begin at a young age. Men have higher risks of getting heart disease than women who are still getting their menstrual period, but after menopause the risk for women is closer to the risk for men. If your parents or other close relatives had the disease, you are at higher chance to get it. Another hand, there are many other risk factors that you have control over, which you can change.
Stop the habit of smoking and the use of tobacco because the more you smoke, the higher risk you put yourself to hardening your arteries. Be active and exercise more, at least 30 minutes a day on a 5 days week. With exercising make sure to maintain a healthy weight. The way you can figure out what weight is healthy for you are by calculating your height and weight to estimate how much body fat you have. (BMI) If you’re a drinker, you probably want to limit yourself to no more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men.
Other things that increase the risk for heart disease is: diabetes cholesterol and being overweight. Heart disease is a major problem of diabetes and the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes. About 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease. When there is too much cholesterol in your blood, it builds up in walls of your arteries. Overweight is considered a major risk factor for both heart disease and heart attack. By being 20 percent overweight increases your risk for developing heart disease. Inactive individual is more likely to become diabetic, have blood pressure and or high cholesterol. With all three of these conditions combine it increase the chance of getting heart disease.
Symptoms may be noticeable, but there are times that you can have the disease without any sign of symptom. The most common symptom is feeling chest pain. The cause of the pain is when the heart is not getting enough blood or oxygen. The pain may feel heavy or like someone is squeezing your heart. The pain that you feel is under your breastbone, neck, arms and stomach or upper back. Another sign that you will get is shortness of breath and tiredness with activity. If you get short of breathes while climbing couple steps or in an activity, it means that you need to be aware of what you’re eating in order to gain the energy for your body to keep up with everyday life activities or routines.
Nutrition is important to your health and it helps you control some of the risk factors. Foods that consider as unhealthy food are: Fried chicken, pizza, burgers, French fries, deep fried, fried rice, backed goods and etc. Eating too much red meat and adding a lot of salt to your product isn’t healthy. Fruits, vegetables and whole gains are considering healthy food. Have more low fat dairy products and proteins. An example is, instead of milk get skim/Low fat milk. Instead of eating so much red meat, take fish, eggs/dairy, chicken and beans.
This is a preventable and treatable disease through medication and changing life styles. Each individual has his or her own way of how to recover and maintain from the disease.
Fast food is considered as unhealthy food, whish is not good for your body because the food there contains many salt and oil. Too many fat will cause problems in the body itself. Eat more greens and homemade food.
To all the youth out there, protect yourself by watching what you’re eating. Eat more vegetables and less French fries. Instead of drinking a can of soda, drink green tea. While watching television, eat fruits and vegetable rather than eating potato chips and popcorns. Try to eliminate burger, pizza and fried chicken. Switch it to rice, fish and veggie. Be active by playing sport, doing martial arts and Tai chi. Meditate to relax the mind and body, so that it gives the relaxation to the blood flow. Remember to stay healthy by staying active and choosing the right food for you to maintain a good BMI for your body.
Hepatitis B is the irritation and swelling of the liver due to an infection of hepatitis B virus (HBV). The infection is spreadable. It can spread though having direct contact with blood, sexual contact with in infected person, tattoo with unclean needles or instrument, shared needles during drug use and sharing personal items with someone who has the infection. Another thing is that the hepatitis B virus can be passed to a baby during childbirth if the mother is infected. It can pass down to the child through birth.
Risk factors that will increase someone with the infection is by being infected with HIV, having multiple sex partner or having parents who were born in regions with high infection rates. The damage from the virus happens because of the way the body responds to the infection. Once your body’s immune system senses the infection, it’ll send out special cell to fight if off the infection. With the cell trying to fight off the infection, it may lead to liver swelling.
There isn’t a symptom at first when you become infected with the virus, you may have no symptom. You may feel sick for a days or weeks. Along the way, you may become ill, which is called the fulminant hepatitis. If your body is strong enough to fight the infection, any sign of the infection should go away over a period of weeks or months. Everyone is different, not everyone’s bodies have the strength to fight and get rid of the infection completely, which is called the chronic hepatitis B. Many people who have chronic hepatitis B without any symptoms, they might not look sick at all. Because of that, they might not even know that they are infected. With that being said, they can still spread the virus to other people. Another thing is that the symptoms may not appear up to six months after the tie of infection. There are some early symptoms such as: appetite loss, fever, nausea and vomiting. Another thing is that since there may not be any symptoms to be notice, the liver is going through damage without knowing it.
There are some tests that are done to identify and monitor liver damage from hepatitis B. You should be careful monitoring the liver and other body functions with blood test. What you should do is get some rest, drink a lot of fluids and eat healthy foods. In some cases where there is liver failure, you may need a liver transplant, which will cure in some cases of liver failure. Some may be treated with medications from prescription.
A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack”. If the blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot get blood and oxygen. Brain cells can die causing a permanent damage.
There are two major types of stroke. The first one is called, Ischemic stroke and the other one is Hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel that stores blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. This problem may happen in two ways: A clot may form in an artery that is already very narrow. A clot may break off from another place in the blood vessels of the brain, or from some other part of the body and travel up to the brain. Ischemic strokes happen when there are plaque collected on the artery walls from fat, cholesterol and other substances. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in part of the brain becomes weak and burst open. With the burst it’s causing the blood to leak into the brain. Some people have defects in the blood vessels of the brain that makes this more likely.
High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for strokes. There are other major risk factors such as: Diabetes, family history of stroke, high cholesterol and age increasing (especially after the age of 35). People who already have heart disease or poor blood flow to their legs causes the arteries to narrowed are also more likely to get stroke. The chance of stroke is higher for the people who are not active, which they live in an unhealthy lifestyle by being overweight or obese, drinking heavily, eating too much fat or salt, smoking and taking cocaine and other drugs.
The symptoms depend on which side of the brain is damaged. There are times when a person doesn’t know if he/she has stroke or not, meaning they might not have any symptoms to tell you that a stroke is awaiting to happen. Symptoms usually happen suddenly and without warning. Headache may occur when stoke caused bleeding to the brain. Other symptoms depend on what part of the brain is affected. It may include hearing, taste, confusion, loss of memory and etc.
Stroke is a medical emergency. You should immediate contact 911 for urgent medical care at the first signs of stroke. Immediate treatment can save loves and reduce disability. Treatment depends on how severe the stroke was and what cause it.